Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
to our party and building an organization which can win future elections" morton blackwell is president of the leadership institute and he joins me now. he's been a longtime activist inside the rnc. mr. blackwell, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, chuck. >> let me start with the one rule that was changed, and this is what the romney folks feared. it had to do in places, for instance, out of the state of iowa, how far the state of nevada. ron paul did not win either state, and yet, there were a lot of delegates that were supposed to go to romney, that ended up having ron paul supporters fill that slot. shouldn't the romney folks feel as if delegates who are assigned to him, be forced to vote for him, at least on the first ballot? >> chuck, you gave a remarkably good run down on some major aspects of the rules battle, but in this respect, you didn't get it quite right. what was at issue was not whether or not candidates got the delegate votes that they would win in a primary, but whether or not a presidential candidate could disallow and remove delegates that they didn't like.